Rainbow Trust supporting seriously ill children

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity supports families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. When a child has a serious illness, family life is turned upside down and time becomes more precious than ever. Life as the family knew it is shattered into a million pieces and many families struggle to cope.

Rainbow Trust pairs each family with an expert Family Support Worker, who provides tailored practical and emotional support for families in whatever way they need us, for however long is needed.

Our support

Support is hugely varied and depends on the family’s needs. It can include:

  • Taking families to and from hospital saving families time, stress, and money
  • Keeping a child company in hospital or providing a distraction during treatment
  • Organising fun days out for sick children or their siblings
  • Listening to a parent’s fears and anxieties
  • Supporting parents and siblings through bereavement and grief.
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We are delighted to support Rainbow Trust time when many families face additional hardships during difficult socioeconomic times. We chose to partner with Rainbow Trust because of the opportunity for our employees to work closely with the charity on volunteering and fundraising.

Michael Thornton, Director of Public Sector Consulting, Investigo

What can we offer you?

Our experienced team will work with you to create a successful partnership. We are committed to building personal partnerships and helping you meet your strategic business objectives.

We can support you in:

Fundraising: We listen to you and what works best for your team to plan a calendar of initiatives, such as our Great Rainbow Bake and the Great Rainbow Play Date. We provide lots of exciting fundraising resources, including our colourful rainbow hair.

Events: We have places in once-in-a-lifetime challenge events, including the London Marathon. We can support you to organise your own challenge events, such as skydives and mountain climbs, whilst inviting you to our other engaging events including our Annual Golf Day and our Q&As with our Family Support Workers.

Volunteering and staff engagement: We can offer a variety of volunteering opportunities, alongside talks, and specialist training in grief and loss and mental health.

Find out more about the work of Rainbow Trust: Our Family First webinars cover a range of topics surrounding the support our Family Support Workers provide to seriously ill children and their families.

How your support helps families

  • £30 image


    £30 pays for an hour’s practical and emotional support for a family caring for a seriously ill child so they can make the most of their time

  • £1,900 image


    £1,900 covers the cost of a year of support for family with a seriously ill child.

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    £4,700 pays a year of a Family Support Worker’s car costs to help families without a car get to hospital.

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    £48,000 pays for 12 months’ support from a Family Support Worker to help up to 25 families at any one time.

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Our partnership with Rainbow Trust has gone from strength to strength. People within the business now really understand what our charitable aims are and have come together to make a tangible difference.

Sharon Nicholls, Employment and Skills Manager

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